CGM: 'Baby Safe LA' Interview at LAFD Station 20

Friday, June 30, 2006 |

Recently, we posted about our interest in 'collaborative' blogging, where 'Citizen Generated Media (CGM)' would be profiled and publicized at the LAFD News & Information blog.

Click to learn more about BabySafeLA...Similarly, we've been trying to get word out regarding California's 'Safely Surrendered Baby Law', which allows a person to give up an unwanted newborn (less than three-days old) without fear of arrest or prosecution at a designated site, including any Neighborhood Fire Station in Los Angeles.

In an effort that proved synergistic, Tony Pierce of LAist recently conducted an interview with LAFD Captain Mike Castillo of Fire Station 20 in Echo Park.

Coarsely yet accurately entitled "Don't Throw Your Baby in The Garbage", the amateur video has proven popular, and clearly underscores our interest in working collaboratively with local photographers and bloggers to publicly share content of public interest.

LA Fire Captain Explains Safe Baby Drop-Off


Our thanks to Mr. Pierce for creating and distributing the video, and for his sentiment regarding our blog. Our fraternal appreciation is also offered to Captain Castillo for agreeing to the spontaneous interview.

To learn more about California's 'Safely Surrendered Baby Law', please call 877-BABY SAFE (877-222-9723), or visit:

www.babysafela.org


Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

LAFD Rocks!!!!

tony said...

Any time we can help spread the word of the good work you guys do we will.

Let me know if theres ever anything you'd like us to write about..

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

Tony:

Please feel free to expand upon, question or share any of the subjects we post here. We're proud to be part of this great City, and hope that it will become widely known that the supportive (and if necessary critical) voice and eye of the public is what genuinely fuels our fire to succeed.

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Firefighter/Specialist
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

Anonymous said...

In this topic related, words should also be spreaded in local junior/high schools. Recently there is an increase of abandoned babies being dumped else where. I myself am very supported of the "Safely Surrendered Baby Law" and should be worded out. Great job Captain Castillo.

angel lafd said...

In this related topic, words should be spoken to local Junior/High Schools about the "Safe Haven" or "Safely Surrendered Baby Law". Recently there has been an increased of abandoned babies being dumped elsewhere and these babies can be saved if words were spreaded out. I have spoked to several teens regarding the Safe Haven, and none of these teens stated the the school never talked about this program, maybe now is the time to start spreading the words. Great job Captain Castillo

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

Angel LAFD:

Thanks for the note.

We're really glad that you and others have joined us in spreading the word about this important and often misunderstood program.

Please know that there are Public Information Campaign materials as well as Speaker's Bureau Information at the BabySafe LA website.

For more information on how you or others can get involved locally please click on the link above or call the BabySafeLA Speaker’s Bureau at (626) 455-4586.

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Firefighter/Specialist
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

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